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Pumping Neurons: Exercise to maintain a healthy brain
The evidence is growing that moderate regular exercise boosts memory and other brain functions and may help prevent age-related declines.
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How Parkinsonís disease affects the mind

It’s not just a movement disorder. Besides causing tremors and other motion-related symptoms, Parkinson’s disease affects memory, learning, and behavior.

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Creative healing: art therapy for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
As medical science races to cure dementia, storytelling and other creative activities promise a better quality of life for the millions already diagnosed.
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Cerebellum
 

The cerebellum is the portion of the brain which lies behind and under the cerebral cortex. It is involved in fine control and coordination of skeletal muscles. It plays an important role in movements which require careful timing and interaction of many muscles: maintaining posture, walking, eating, playing musical instruments, tracking movements with the eyes, etc.. Individuals with cerebellar damage may still be able to walk, gesture and eat, but the movements may appear difficult and clumsy.

by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2006 Memory Loss and the Brain
Artwork copyright © 2000 Ann L. Myers